The Drinking Age Misconception

The Drinking Age Misconception

One of our bigger campaigns here at NYRA is lowering the drinking age, the issue about which we’ve probably gotten the most press, as well as the most vocal opposition, whether angry opinion articles or pro-21 forum trolls or that time Alex Koroknay-Palicz was tabling and someone came up and screamed at him after merely…

Marvin Stops Crime

Marvin Stops Crime

I became a pretty unpopular guy last week with a lot of Washingtonians when we defeated the Mosquito. Some folks are hoping that I get mugged by a hooligan. Others want to sue me. Someone posted my home and work address on the Internet. One particularly eloquent fellow called me a Jewboy and wished death…

This Hyundai Situation

This Hyundai Situation

I’ve written before about Hyundai’s current ad campaign where they depict a teenager’s messy room, and point out that because we have to share the road with them, better get a safe car, namely a Sonata. Oh, what to do about it? Especially if you’re like me and are a now-not-so-happy Hyundai driver. Well, we…

Smoking Underage is Sexual Assault?

Smoking Underage is Sexual Assault?

According to Droits des Non Fumeurs, anyway. Meaning “Non-Smokers’ Rights”, they’re fighting that ever-so-important battle of keeping people under 18 from smoking. And in this ever-so-important battle, they’ve whipped out an interesting kind of artillery… saying that smoking, being a “slave to tobacco”, is like being forced to perform oral sex! The slogan is bland…